Citadel alum, wife donate $9 million to school

Citadel alum Bill Krause and his wife, Gay.
Citadel alum Bill Krause and his wife, Gay.

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Citadel supporters Gay and Bill Krause, Class of 1963, have pledged a $9 million donation to the military college.

The money will go to support, advance and endow the college's leadership development curriculum.

These activities are ingrained in The Citadel educational experience and are led on campus by the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics, which was created in 2001 with a $2 million gift from the Krauses. The new gift places the Krauses among the top three lifetime donors in the college's history.

"Leadership is the cornerstone of a Citadel education, and Gay and Bill Krause have long been committed to enhancing our ability to educate and train the next generation of ethical leaders to serve our communities and our nation," said Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa.

"Along with launching the LEAD Plan 2018, our six-year strategic plan, this major gift will equip The Citadel to become one of the foremost institutions in the nation committed to producing leaders of principle," Rosa said. "At the same time, it will ensure that Gay and Bill's legacy of leadership education at The Citadel will continue for the life of the institution."

Rosa announced the Krause gift Friday at the college's 6th annual Principled Leadership Symposium.

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